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May 05, 2021

Control Your The Woodlands Security System With Google Nest Or Amazon Alexa

Did you know you can access your The Woodlands home security system with your voice? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if your The Woodlands ADT security system was even easier to control? Well, good news! Using voice commands from your smart speaker with your The Woodlands home security system you can create an exciting improvement.

Your voice activated assistants like Google or Alexa can be paired with your security and automation system to turn on your smart lights, lock your locks, and send tripped alarm alerts to your phone and ADT monitoring experts. Then when you’re ready for bed or to leave the house, all you need to say is “Goodbye,” and your system will activate into protection mode. That’s a great advantage when you’re rushing to leave quickly and have your arms full.

Here’s how to pair your The Woodlands security system with Alexa or Google Nest:

Turn On The ADT Control Using The Alexa or Google App

To turn on voice commands on your security system, you’ll need to enable the ADT skill in the Alexa or Google Nest app. Then you can tell your smart speaker to perform almost all of the tasks that you can do in your mobile security app. With intuitive voice prompts, you can arm or disarm your alarms, raise or lower your smart lights and smart thermostat, or see if the garage door is up.

Conversely, you can use different Google or Alexa skills to manage each separate security and automation item, but that can grow to overkill. One of the perks of pairing your The Woodlands security system to Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa is that every voice command for every component is easily found in a singular skill. Luckily, you can personalize your home with alarms, automation, and security cameras at the same time when you purchase your security system.

What Vocal Controls Can You Use When You Link Your The Woodlands Security System To Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa?

Google and Alexa can do more than just flipping on your smart lights or disarming your alarm system. You might want to find out the status of your camera or change your thermostat to a predetermined level. You can also tell your smart speaker to schedule your components just like you could in the ADT Control mobile app.

Try out these commands for your Google Nest or Amazon's Alexa:

  • “Arm my home security system.”

  • “Lock the front door.”

  • “Turn off my bedroom light.”

  • “Did I set the alarms?”

  • “Record a clip from my garage door camera.”

  • “What is my thermostat set at?”

You might also create a routine within Google or Alexa that combines different alarms, cameras, and automation devices together. For example, say “Google, I’m going out,” and lock your smart door locks, flip on your motion sensors, turn down the smart thermostat, and flip off every light in the house. Or set a routine for “tv time,” and sit back as Alexa turns down the lights and turns up the thermostat. The devices you can combine together in a personalized scene are almost limitless.

Multiple Mobile Devices

Should You Get All Your Smart Items From One Place Or Or Build Over Time?

Does pairing your The Woodlands security system to Google Nest or Alexa work best if you get your devices from one place, or can you mix and match? While you can mix and match -- as long as your device uses z-wave technology -- many times it’s more convenient to get all your smart home devices connected at the time of install.

When you have your security, safety, and automation devices installed at one time, you instantly create one cohesive system from the outset. Then you can design away and devise routines and groups, and not have to set up a skill differently later. You could add different security devices as you go, but then you may have to troubleshoot to get them to work in sync. Just make sure that any additional alarms, cameras, or smart items are linked to your ADT system first, and then have your AI assistant respond through the ADT skill.

The Best Security System For Alexa or Google Nest Is From Secure24 Alarm Systems

As you look for the best The Woodlands security system for your house, look to Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will help you customize a perfect system for an AI assisted smart home. Just call (281) 595-9526 or send in the form below to begin.